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Rustic Woodland Candleholders 


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Rustic Woodland Candleholders 

Written By: Brookelynn Morris 


Drill (1) 

Hole Saw Drill Bit (1) 

Wide enough to match your votive 


Wood chisels (1) 


Lo gs(1) 

Look for logs with moss, lichen and 

interesting bark 

Glass votive candle holders (1) 

Tea lights (1) 


Moss, mushrooms, and all things woodland are very popular motifs for design and 
entertaining. The colors and texture of the forest are enchanting, and by bringing these 
elements indoors, you can create a lush, wintery mood. Branches and tree stumps are not 
hard to find, and with a drill and some accessories, it's easy to make these lovely 

Project originally posted on CRAFT . 

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Step 1 — Rustic Woodland Candleholders 

• Gather your tools and materials. 
Find pieces of logs and branches 
with interesting bark, moss or 
lichen. Don't worry about the ends 
of the wood; the log will rest on its 

Step 2 

• Fit the drill with the hole saw 
attachment. Brace the log with your 
foot, and drill straight down into the 
side of the log. Hold the drill steady 
and apply firm downward pressure 
on the wood. When the saw has 
sunk all the way into the wood you 
can stop. 

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Step 3 

• With the ring drilled out, you can start to chisel away at the core of wood. Hold the chisel 
at an angle, and hit it with a hammer, directing the force away from the center and towards 
the edge. Chisel out all of the wood inside the drilled ring. 

Step 4 

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• Repeat steps 1 and 2 until you 
have created a hole in the log as 
deep as your candleholder. As you 
work down into the wood, it will get 
a bit harder to find the right angle 
on the chisel and you will likely 
have to pry out the last bits of 
wood by leveraging the chisel 
instead of hitting it with the 

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Step 5 

• Dust off the sawdust, and drop in 
your candleholder. You can use 
these pieces in your Thanksgiving 
centerpiece, but will most likely 
want to keep them out all season 

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